Wiltshire Council has let us know that work will start on Monday 9th April to resurface part of London Road (A4) from the George Lane roundabout as far as the Roebuck Inn, Elcot Lane and Gales Ground. Work will take place between 7pm and midnight weekdays only, and is anticipated to run until Friday, 20th April. The Contractor will maintain pedestrian access but due to the nature of the works vehicle access will be restricted. Read more...
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Waitrose’s Manager, Luke Stacey together with colleague Lisa Wakeham (Community Champion) handed over a cheque for £287 to Deputy Mayor, Lisa Farrell on Friday, 23 March 2018. This was collected as part of the supermarket’s local Community Matters Scheme. The money will be used to buy sports equipment - read more...
L-R: Susan Elks, Janneke Blokland, Town Mayor Cllr. Mervyn Hall, Juliette Plank and Betty Dobson
On Friday, 6th April our Town Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall handed over a cheque for £500 to representatives of Marlborough Area Poverty Action Group. The Town Council is delighted to be able to support the group which will use the grant award alongside other generous donations to help children and their families participate in activities in the summer, including a trip to Cotswold Wildlife Park and Camp Activ8activities. Read more...
Our Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall donned his waders on Thursday, 22nd March to join ARK and Kingfisher Class from Marlborough St Marys at Cooper's Meadow to release around 200 trout into the Kennet. Everyone took turns to get into the river to release the fish which had been looked after by the students as part of the ARK Trout in School project in partnership with Thames Water. Read more...
Wiltshire Council has given us notice that George Lane is set to be resurfaced along its entire length as well as having new 'slow' road markings added near crossing points for Marlborough St Mary's School.
The work is scheduled for the Easter holidays to minimise disruption to the school run, and will take place during the daytime to reduce noise disturbance to residents. While this means the road will be closed to traffic every effort will be made to maintain access for local residents, businesses and shoppers via the George Lane car park, but access will inevitably switch between either Salisbury Road or Pewsey Road depending on work schedules. If access to the car park is not possible from George Lane, manned access to ensure pedestrian safety will be arranged to and from the High Street entrance to cover those short periods of time. Any new information will be clearly signed by the contractor.
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ARK Trout in School is celebrating running for 10 years, over the years the project has engaged thousands of children throughout the Kennet catchment with their local river, helping them understand where their water comes from and that water is a precious resource. By looking after tiny brown trout the classes gain an understanding that often the wildlife that live in the Kennet are highly sensitive and have very specific requirements. They will only thrive in a healthy river environment. They need a plentiful supply of clean, cool, well oxygenated water with well vegetated riverbanks. Over the duration of the project ARK revisit the schools and run fun, hands on sessions teaching the brown trout life cycle and trout anatomy. A very popular session is the freshwater invertebrates session, when the class learns about the creatures that make up a trout's natural diet, we take live examples into the classroom allowing the students to develop identification skills. They are then able to identify good water quality indicator species and their abundance.
Throughout the project there is a strong link to developing everyone's knowledge about chalk streams and how if we are all more water efficient there is more water left for the native wildlife (including trout) to thrive.
The release is the chance to get everyone into the river, to experience fun in a chalk stream and say goodbye to their trout.
This year we've got Water Matters passports for all the children taking part, whiuch are full of interesting information and come with stickers to show what has been spotted over the project, particularly at the release days.
Calling all #LitterHeroes... we're joining in with the Great British Spring Clean over three days from Friday 16th to Sunday 18th March to tackle some of the litter that blights our streets and open spaces. Each day we'll meet at 10.30am and spend a couple of hours focusing on specific parts of the town. If you're fed up with seeing other people's litter we'd love you to join us - together we can make a difference to our local environment. We'll provide the equipment so all you need to do is dress appropriately and provide a helping hand. Do let us know if you're planning to be there to help us get an idea of numbers, but of course you can just turn up on the day too. Town Councillors and volunteers from Marlborough in Bloom and ARK are already signed up - let's get together to clean up this country and make Marlborough marvellous!
In conjunction with Marlborough History Society our Mayor, Cllr. Mervyn Hall, is hosting a fascinating lecture "The Awkward Place of WW1 in German History" by Michael Hart CBE in the Town Hall on Friday, 16th March.
On Monday, 12th March 2018 and in common with many towns, cities and organisations up and down the country and around the world, Marlborough took part in flying a flag to mark Commonwealth Day. Councillors gathered on the Town Hall steps and the Town Mayor read the Commonwealth Affirmation. This year's theme is 'Towards a Common Future’. Building upon the 2017 theme of 'A Peace-Building Commonwealth', it explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. Read more...